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[[File:Petashi.png|thumb|right|150px|Petashi wearing his Poké Maniac costume]]
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In the {{chap|Black & White}}, Petashi (Japanese: '''ペタシ''' ''Petashi''), a boy wearing a {{tc|Poké Maniac}} costume appeared as a competitor in the quarterfinals of the [[Unova]] [[Pokémon League]]. In this round, he faces {{adv|Cheren}} as his opponent, only to be quickly and easily defeated.
In the {{chap|Black & White}}, Petashi (Japanese: '''ペタシ''' ''Petashi''), a boy wearing a {{tc|Poké Maniac}} costume, appeared as a competitor in the quarterfinals of the [[Unova]] [[Pokémon League]]. In this round, he faces {{adv|Cheren}} as his opponent, only to be quickly and easily defeated.

Revision as of 14:11, 28 February 2013

This article is about the Trainer class. For the glitch type, see Pokémaniac (type).
Poké Maniac
かいじゅうマニア Monster Maniac
Spr HGSS Poké Maniac.png
Poké Maniac sprite from HeartGold and SoulSilver.
Other names PokéManiac
Introduced in Generation I
Appears in Red, Blue, and Yellow
Gold, Silver, and Crystal
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
HeartGold and SoulSilver
Stadium 2
Gender Male
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Bill, Kirk
Anime debut [[]]
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut {{{manga}}}

A Poké Maniac or PokéManiac (Japanese: かいじゅうマニア Monster Maniac) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation I games. They were originally presented as strange boys with long hair in trenchcoats. In Generation III, they were changed so that they became cosplayers dressing up in beast-like costumes.

As their Japanese name implies, they tend to use Pokémon in the Monster Egg Group—such as Lairon, Lickitung and Charmander.

Notable Poké Maniacs

Bill and his father are commonly referred to as Poké Maniacs.

In Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, Kirk (known as Mania in Generation II), a Poké Maniac from Cianwood City, is well known for his arrogance. Hearing of this, Silver stole one of his two Pokémon, a Sneasel. Kirk begs the player to take Shuckie, his Shuckle, for safekeeping. Depending on how well Shuckie is treated, Kirk may or may not ask for Shuckie to be given back.


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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Missing GSC and HGSS overworld sprites.
Spr RG PokéManiac.png Spr GS PokéManiac.png S2 Pokémaniac.png S2 Pokémaniac alt.png Spr RS PokéManiac.png Spr FRLG PokéManiac.png Spr HGSS Poké Maniac.png
Image from
Red and Blue
Image from
Gold and Silver, and Crystal
Image from
Stadium 2
Image from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Image from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Image from
HeartGold and SoulSilver
File:PokéManiac I OD.png Fossil Maniac OD.png Super Nerd FRLG OD.png
Overworld sprite from Generation I Overworld sprite from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen

Trainer list

Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver

In the manga

Petashi wearing his Poké Maniac costume

In the Black & White chapter, Petashi (Japanese: ペタシ Petashi), a boy wearing a Poké Maniac costume, appeared as a competitor in the quarterfinals of the Unova Pokémon League. In this round, he faces Cheren as his opponent, only to be quickly and easily defeated.


Here is a listing of Petashi's Pokémon.

Petashi's Maractus
Maractus is Petashi's first known Pokémon. It was first seen battling a Trainer's Seismitoad at the Unova Pokémon League and won.

None of Maractus's moves are known.

Debut Black & White chapter
Petashi's Deino
Deino is Petashi's second known Pokémon. It faced Cheren's Unfezant in the quarterfinals of the Unova League, but was easily defeated.

Deino's only know move is Bite.

Debut Black & White chapter


  • In Bill's debut episode of the anime, Mystery at the Lighthouse, he is trapped inside a Kabuto costume. This could be connected to the portrayal of Poké Maniacs as cosplayers (from Generation III onwards). It could also be referencing Bill's introduction in the games.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 怪獸狂 Guàishòu Kuáng
France Flag.png French Pokémaniac
Germany Flag.png German Pokémaniac
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokéfanatico
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬 매니아 (Pocketmon Mania)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémaníaco

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Kanto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*Bug CatcherBurglarCamper*ChampionGSCFRLGHGSS
ChannelerCue BallElite FourGSCFRLGHGSSEngineerFishermanGamer*GentlemanHikerJugglerLass
LeaderGSCFRLGHGSSPicnicker*Poké Maniac*PKMN TrainerGSCPsychicRivalRocker
Rocket Boss*FRLGHGSSSailorScientistSuper NerdSwimmerTamerTeam Rocket Grunt*Youngster
BoarderHGSSDouble TeamHGSSFirebreatherGSCHGSSGuitaristGSCHGSSMediumGSCHGSSPokéfanGSCHGSS
Cool CoupleFRLGCrush KinFRLGSis and BroFRLGYoung CoupleFRLGHGSS
Beta Trainer class:
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Trainer Tower only:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery ManCHGSS*
Double TeamHGSSElderHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollector
CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
RancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialite
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewersKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké FanPoké ManiacPokémon Ranger
Pokémon TrainerPokémon BreederPsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis and BroSwimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORASFree DiverORAS
LorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORAS
Secret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Punk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
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